Margret, since more than 45 years my partner, hated to be photographed.
For four weeks she is with cancer in hospice. Late in the evening a phone call reached me, she had made herself naked, I should come, take a picture of her, "a photo for the Arts". Irritated I drove to the hospice, but without a camera. When I saw her before me, I understood how serious she was.
The next day, her wish was fulfilled as if it would have been mine, with this both our lives fulfilled miraculously.
The Lutz Mommartz Film Archive is a collection of the film works of German film-maker Lutz Mommartz, considered to be one of the pioneers in the film genre known as the "other cinema". Mommartz was born in Erkelenz in 1934 and spent most of his life in Düsseldorf. He began making movies in 1967 and eventually became Professor of Film at the Kunstakademie Münster. He still lives and works in Germany, dividing his time between Düsseldorf and Berlin.